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Athens News reporter Fred Night writes Jan. 11 that “an Ohio University telescope may be getting a new home at the Ridges.” The “rather rare, historic telescope” was in need of maintenance and “disassembled” about five years ago, according to astronomy instructor Tom O’Grady. But there are plans to take […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Jan 25

Dr. Mark Lucas, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy, is one of five Ohio University professors recognized in Ohio Magazine’s annual “Excellence in Education” section. The magazine’s “Excellence in Education” section, published each December, features faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the state of Ohio who were nominated for […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Jan 24

 By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy “This experience opened my eyes on the seeing the importance of collaboration between different disciplines.” – Chris Johnson Christopher Johnson, a doctoral student in the Department of Physics & Astronomy and member of the Quantitative Biology Institute at Ohio University, joined doctoral student Daniel […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Dec 17

Dr. Saw-Wai Hla, Professor of Physics at Ohio University, is part of a team of researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, Ill., and Ohio University that has devised a powerful technique that simultaneously resolves the chemical characterization and topography of nanoscale materials down to the height […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Dec 12

 By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy Why Be an Undergraduate Summer Intern? “To learn by experience!” – Samantha Thrush “I created my first successful nanostructure!” – Chris Wolfe “It allowed me to do something that may help advance our scientific knowledge.” – Ryan Goetz What Are Some Recent Intern Experiences? […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Nov 21

Chris Wolfe B.S. Physics, Class of 2015 Chris Wolfe developed a photolithography procedure in Dr. Eric Stinaff’s lab to produce micron (one millionth of a meter) scale metallic devices to ultimately use in the study of nanostructured materials. This involved significant effort to identify the optimal parameters to produce working […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Nov 21

By Sara Sand B.S. HTC Engineering Physics, Class of 2017 I spent about half of the summer in the lab with Dr. Martin Kordesch building rudimentary Stirling engines. I endeavored to build an understanding of the various types of Stirling engines, improve their efficiency, and gain laboratory and machine-shop skills. […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Nov 21

David Overton B.S. Physics, Class of 2016 David Overton worked with Dr. Carl Brune, Professor of Physics at Ohio University, on determining the feasibility of measurements of the 19F(p,n)19Ne* reaction. The goal was to provide information to better determine 18F(p,alpha)15O reaction rate. This rate is important for the generation of […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Nov 21

By Miles Lindquist B.S. HTC Astrophysics, Class of 2017 I worked with Dr. Heather Crawford on developing a more realistic simulation of the GRETINA gamma-ray tracking detector array. This work is critical in understanding the full performance of the GRETINA detectors, which cover 1/4 of a sphere, and to predict […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Nov 21

Hunter Lawson B.S. HTC Engineering Physics, Class of 2017 Hunter Lawson helped Dr. Martin Kordesch grow lanthanum manganate (LaMnO3 or LMO) on lanthanum aluminum oxide (LaAlO3 or LAO) and strontium titanate (SrTiO3 or STO) in the lab. The LMO will be used as a thermionic emitter. The growth on LAO […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Nov 21

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